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money for pay

ment for new

county build

ings at Pittsfield.

Repeal.

Chap. 19.

Corporators.

pose.

Powers and duties.

dred and fifty dollars, now in the treasury of said county, (and being the proceeds of the sale of the old county buildings and the land connected, in the town of Lenox,) in payment for the new county buildings of said county at Pittsfield. And in case said sum, with the sum already provided, be insufficient to pay the whole expense of erecting and completing said buildings, said commissioners may appropriate therefor the further sum of five thousand dollars from the sum they are authorized to borrow under the provisions of chapter one hundred and six of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-one.

SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 14, 1872.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SPENCER HOTEL COMPANY.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. Luther Hill, John L. Bush, William Upham, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Spencer Hotel Company, for the Name and pur- purpose of erecting and maintaining a hotel in the town of Spencer, with the buildings, appurtenances and improvements connected therewith; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions contained in all the general laws which now are or may hereafter be in force and applicable to such corporations. SECTION 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars, nor be less than fifty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and said corporation may hold real and personal estate to the value of one hundred thousand dollars, for the purpose mentioned in the first section: provided, however, that said corporation shall not incur any liability until the sum of twenty thousand dollars of its capital stock has been paid in in cash.

Capital stock and shares.

Proviso.

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SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 14, 1872.

Chap. 20. AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE FAST WEYMOUTH FIVE CENTS SAVINGS
Be it enacted, &c, as follows:

Corporators.

Name.

Powers and uuties.

BANK.

SECTION 1. Nathan Canterbury, Peter W. French, Z. L. Bicknell, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the East Weymouth Five Cents Savings Bank, to be established in that part of the town of Weymouth called East Weymouth; with all the powers and

privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general laws which now are or may hereafter be in force, applicable to institutions for savings. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Approved February 14, 1872.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CHARLES C. HINE TO CONSTRUCT A CAUSEWAY Chap. 21.

AND BRIDGE IN TISBURY.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

causeway and

Tisbury;

SECTION 1. License is hereby given to Charles C. Hine May construct to construct and maintain a causeway and bridge for the bridge across purpose of a road between lands owned by himself in the tide-water in town of Tisbury across tide water from a point on Little Neck, so called, to the beach that separates the waters of Vineyard Haven harbor and the Lagoon Pond: provided, that all things done under this act shall be subject to the determination and approval of the harbor commissioners, as subject to approvided in the fourth section of chapter one hundred and Proval of har forty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sioners. sixty-six, and also provided, that this license shall in no wise impair the legal rights of any person, and provided, further, Provisos. that this license shall expire at the end of five years after the passage of this act, unless the said causeway and bridge shall be constructed within such period.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 14, 1872.

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE PRESCOTT FIRE
AND MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

commis

Chap. 22.

a sum not ex

$500,000.

The Prescott Fire and Marine Insurance Company may May increase increase its capital stock to a sum not exceeding five capital stock to hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one ceeding hundred dollars each, to be paid in within three years from the passage of this act, in such instalments as the corporation shall from time to time determine, and to be invested according to law. Approved February 14, 1872.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE FITCHBURG MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE
COMPANY TO PURCHASE AND HOLD REAL ESTATE.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

Chap. 23.

$30.000 in real

SECTION 1. The Fitchburg Mutual Fire Insurance Com- May hold pany is hereby authorized to purchase and hold real estate estate. in Fitchburg to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, to be used wholly, or in part, for the purposes of the company.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 14, 1872.

Chap. 24. AN ACT IN RELATION TO Reports and returNS IN RESPECT TO JAILS

Reports and returns to be made under 1861, 307.

Commissioners

and secretary

to have access

to reports, &c.

AND HOUSES OF CORRECTION.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. So much of section nine, chapter three hundred and seventy, of the acts of the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy, as provides that the reports and returns therein referred to shall be made to the commissioners of prisons, is hereby repealed, and the same shall continue to be made as provided in chapter three hundred and seven of the acts of the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four; but the commissioners of prisons and their secretary shall have free access to said reports and returns. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Approved February 14, 1872.

Chap. 25. AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PROPRIETORS OF ARLINGTON STREET

Arlington
Street Church

may sell real

estate not used

lic worship.

CHURCH TO CONVEY REAL ESTATE.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The prudential committee of "The Proprietors of Arlington Street Church," in the city of Boston, may sell as place of pub- and convey at their discretion, so much of the real estate of said corporation situate on Boylston Street, Boston, as is not now used and occupied as a place of public worship by said proprietors; and said committee, or a majority thereof, may execute and deliver all conveyances necessary to complete said sale.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 16, 1872.

Chap. 26. AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY TO ISSUE

May issue pre-
ferred stock,
and
pay divi

dends thereon

of five per cent. semi-annually.

Excess of prof. its on preferred

stock to be applied to restor

ing original capital.

PREFERRED STOCK.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The National Insurance Company of the city of Boston, is hereby authorized to issue not exceeding three thousand shares of stock of the par value of one hundred dollars each, and the same shall be called and entitled preferred stock, upon which a dividend of five per cent. or all that may be earned by said company, within that amount, shall be paid semi-annually.

SECTION 2. All excess of the profits and income of said company above the dividend in the first section of this act provided to be paid on the preferred stock, shall be retained by the company until the original capital stock of the company be fully restored, and when and after said original capital be restored, any dividends of the profits of the company after payment of said dividend on the preferred stock

shall be made on the preferred and common stock at the Dividends after

same rate.

capital is restored.

stock may be

SECTION 3. Each present shareholder of said company How preferred shall be entitled to subscribe for and take such proportion of subscribed for the preferred stock which shall be issued under the provi- and issued. sions of this act as the number of shares now held by him bears to the whole number of shares of the present capital stock of said company. All shares not taken by the present shareholders or their assigns within twenty days after notice of the proposed issue, shall be disposed of as the directors of the company shall determine at not less than one hundred dollars per share.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 20, 1872.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TAUNTON BRANCH RAILROAD CORPORA-
TION TO INCREASE ITS CAPITAL STOCK.

be it enacted, &c., as follows:

tional capital

Chap. 27. SECTION 1. The Taunton Branch Railroad Corporation is $100,000 addihereby authorized to increase its capital stock, by an amount stock. not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, subject to the provisions of the general laws which now are or may hereafter be in force concerning railroad corporations.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 20, 1872.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE OLD COLONY AND NEWPORT RAILWAY
COMPANY TO CONSTRUCT TRACKS TO CONNECT ITS RAILROAD WITH
THE NEW Bedford and TAUNTON RAILROAD IN TAUNTON.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

Chap. 28.

way may con

Bedford and

SECTION 1. The Old Colony and Newport Railway Com- old Colony and pany is hereby authorized to locate, construct and maintain Newport Railrailroad tracks in the city of Taunton, near Weir Junction, struct tracks in so called: first, from the westerly side of its railroad north- nect with New erly from said junction to the northerly side of the New Taunton R. R. Bedford and Taunton Railroad, and second, from the westerly side of its railroad, southerly from said junction to the southerly side of said New Bedford and Taunton Railroad; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the Powers and duties, liabilities and restrictions which now are or hereafter may be contained in all general laws relating to railroad corporations.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 20, 1872.

duties.

Chap. 29. AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SAMUEL DOWNER TO EXTEND ONE WHARF

May extend one wharf and build another in Hingham har

bor.

Proviso.

AND BUILD ANOTHER IN HINGHAM HARBOR.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1 License is hereby given to Samuel Downer to extend one wharf and construct another at Downer's Landing, formerly called Crow Point, in Hingham harbor, within such limits as the harbor commissioners may determine and direct provided, that all things done under this act shall be subject to the provisions of the fourth section of chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and to the provisions of chapter four hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, so far as applicable.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 20, 1872.

Chap. 30. AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE METACOMET FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY

Corporators.

pose.

Be it enacted, &c, as follows:

OF FALL RIVER.

SECTION 1. Charles H. Dean, William H. Jennings, Iram Smith and John D. Flint, their associates and successors, are Name and pur- hereby made a corporation by the name of the Metacomet Fire Insurance Company of Fall River, for the purpose of insuring against losses by fire; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general laws which are or may be in force relating to such corporations.

Powers and duties.

Capital stock.

Proviso.

Real estate not to exceed twenty per

cent. of paid-up capital.

Chap. 31.

May borrow money to fund floating debt, and issue addi

SECTION 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of two hundred thousand dollars, with liberty to pay in and increase the same to five hundred thousand dollars: provided, that such increase shall be paid in in cash within five years from the passage of this act.

SECTION 3. Said corporation may hold real estate to an
amount not exceeding twenty per cent. of its paid-up capital.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 20, 1872.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF WORCESTER TO FUND ITS FLOAT-
ING DEBT, AND TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL SEWER AND WATER SCRIP.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city council of the city of Worcester shall have authority to borrow such sums of money as shall tional sewerage be necessary for funding the present floating debt of said and water scrip. city incurred in the construction of sewers and drains, in supplying said city with water, and for other municipal purposes, and shall further have authority to borrow money

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